Wednesday, February 13, 2013


In Cuba medicine is without medicine
education without global access
Lawyers supplement their meager income
as ladies of the night-shift for the European tourists
 ticket to freedom through marriage 
An Island of regrets and sensuality 
removed from civilization
raped by the Spaniards, tended by the Africans
Caribbean beauty lost to communism
Her soul and rhythm nourished with
Cafe negro, tobacco smoke and rum
black beans and sticky sweet fried bananas
Her balmy waters forever sultry-sexy
preserved in the formaldehyde
of Castro's perverse dilapidation
frozen in time 
in the year 1959

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